Amandla Stenberg gained fame for appearing in “The Hunger Games.”
She was cast as young Rue opposite actress Jennifer Lawrence.
Amandla identifies as non-binary and uses both she/her and they/them pronouns.
Earlier this year, she confirmed her casting as the lead in “The Acolyte.”
Not much is known about the latest Disney+ Star Wars series.
She told The Face magazine that the lead role had been written with her in mind.
“The Lucasfilm team came to me with this project which was fully conceptualized with me in mind,” she said.
Amandla is a big Star Wars fan, who described herself as “so lucky” that she’s able to “read, watch, and breathe Star Wars.”
She called her casting a “huge blessing.”